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Where is the StartUp Folder in Windows 7?

Question by Post Doc | 2017-11-21 at 15:40

In old Windows versions like Windows 95 or Windows XP, there was a so-called StartUp Folder that could easily be accessed via the start menu. After putting a program into this directory, this program was started at each system start automatically.

Meanwhile, I switched to Windows 7 and I can hardly believe it: Have they really abolish the StartUp Folder? I can not find the folder anywhere in the system and also in the start menu, there is no corresponding entry. Can someone help me?

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The startup folder is also available in Windows 7. However, it is just not as easy to find it like it was in older versions of Windows. Here is how you can reach the folder:

  • Via the Start Menu: Go to the Start Menu and click on "All Programs". Here you will also find (something unfortunate sorted) the StartUp Folder. Right-click on the entry to open the Startup folder via "Open" or "Open - All Users".
  • Via Run: Press the key combination WIN + R and enter shell:startup. This will open the startup folder for all users.
  • Via the Explorer: You can also access the StartUp folder using your Windows Explorer. The path for all users is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and the path for your personal user account is C:\Users\<Your Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Depending on whether you want to configure the startup only for you are for all users of your computer, you can go to one of those paths/folders.
2017-11-21 at 22:46

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